Record Those Volunteer Hours
"My call tonight
is for every American to commit at least two years -
With those words the President launched an ever growing campaign to get people to volunteer. And it is aided by a Web site where volunteers can record their hours. This is information to be passed along to volunteers whether they serve on the Board of Directors or Advisory Group to those one time volunteers at fund raising events. To record their service volunteers go to http://recordofservice.networkforgood.org/volunteer/recordofservice/index.html.
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The Coming "Boom"
The baby "boom" generation is not
going to volunteer in the same manner as earlier generations or retirees.
There is ample evidence to indicate that attracting "boomers"
to volunteer when they retire will require new efforts. A recent article
by Mary Merrill in the AVA Member Briefing newsletter provided a glimpse
of what to expect. (To learn more visit Merrrill's Web site at http://www.merrillassociates.net).
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Choosing a Committee Member
In the volunteer world people often get on committees by raising their hand and saying, "Oh, I'll help." And therein lies the rub! Sometimes the fates are with the chair and everyone works hard and amiably and other times the committee falls apart and everyone goes away mad. There is another way. Starting today committees are formed with a plan and intentionally.
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WSU ONLINE CERTIFICATE IN VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
Washington State University offers a Volunteer Management Certification Program through the Internet. Individuals around the world can earn a certificate in managing or coordinating volunteers, without leaving home.
For more information, visit Volunteer Today's Portal site, Internet Resources. Look for the Washington State University listing. There is a hot link to their Web site.
ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT VOLUNTEER MANAGERS SEEKS MEMBERS
The National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG) is an association of administrators, coordinators and directors of volunteer programs in local government. Its purpose is to strengthen volunteer programs in local government through leadership, advocacy, networking and information exchange. NAAVPLG is an affiliate of the National Association of Counties and is seeking affiliate status with the National League of Cities.
Cost is $20 for individuals and $75 for group local government membership. An affiliate membership is $25 and is intended for those who are not local government members but may have an interest in the group. There is a quarterly newsletter, national network, and access to NACo's Volunteerism Project.
For more information contact Glenis Chapin, who is a member of the Executive Committee. She can be reached by phone at 503-588-7990. Be sure to mention you read about this in Volunteer Today.
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